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VW to revive '60s Microbus with new, all-electric van

At the Concours d'Elegance car show in Pebble Beach, Volkswagen confirmed plans for an electric-powered modern version of its iconic Bus from the 1960s.


Aston Martin readies a sport wagon

Aston Martin, seeking to put a bespoke exclamation point on its aging Vanquish supercar lineup, will build a run of limited-edition Zagato-bodied cars that includes a speedster and shooting brake version.

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China eclipses U.S. in Honda's world view

Honda's rapidly expanding footprint in China spotlights how the world's biggest auto market is pulling focus and resources away from the United States. The Japanese automaker is setting priorities in everything from production to product development.

Porsche forges carbon fiber in the wheel

Porsche has developed an all-carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic wheel and says it will be the first global automaker to offer the wheel when it debuts in early 2018 as an option on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive series.

Robots won't be taking over the road anytime soon, Ford CEO says

Ford's newly minted CEO doesn't foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Jim Hackett says technology will gradually augment current challenges, easing pain points such as limited parking and vehicle access that commuters deal with daily.

BMW remaps the roadster with Concept Z4

BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.

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